Be Sexy With Your Belly

Fancy going on a date with a flat belly for women and so-called 'six-pack abs' for men? Everyone wants to impress the opposite gender in one way or another. If you are in late 30 to 40s and you indulge in too much food with no exercise, you will have spare tyre. How to banish belly fat to stay attractive then? The 1st impression counts and if belly fat turn them off, you are running the whole date.  

1. Calories Intake

Losing belly fat needs exercise, eating a more healthy diet and consuming fewer calories than you use up. Men need around 2500 calories whereas women need around 1800 calories in general. If your workload is heavier, consuming a few hundred more calories seem all right.

Whether you are an "apple" shape with excess belly fat, or a "pear" with wide hips and thighs, when you lose weight you are most likely lose proportionately more from the abdominal region than elsewhere.


2. Type of Fats

Something technical which you need to know. The type of fat that is responsible for the “beer belly” shape is called visceral fat. Visceral fat (the fat surrounding your vital organs) is more metabolically active than subcutaneous fat (the fat just under your skin) so it tends to burn off quicker.

When people lose weight, it’s usually the belly that shrinks first. The more weight you have to lose, the faster you are likely to start losing your belly fat. Be careful not to crash dieting. It is much better to lose weight gradually. Although it takes longer, it is less likely that you will put the weight back on.

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3. Caloried-Controlled Diet

Research showed calorie-controlled diet rich in whole grains trimmed extra fat from the waistline of obese people. Studied participants who ate all whole grains (in addition to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, 3 servings of low-fat dairy, and 2 servings of lean meat, fish or poultry) lost more weight from the abdominal area than another group that ate the same diet, but with all refined grains.

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Eating refined foods such as white bread and sugary foods triggers a series of events. A rapid rise in blood sugar level is followed by an increased insulin response which can cause fat to be deposited more readily. However, eating a diet rich in whole grains (which also tend to be higher in fibre) can help improve insulin sensitivity. This, in turn helps the body more efficiently use blood glucose, controls blood glucose levels and reduces fat deposition.

4. Tip of the Day

Choose whole grains as often as possible. If you compare a few tablespoons of brown rice to a few biscuits, you get hungry after the biscuit. Brown rice is much more likely to sustain you and keep you full for a longer period. Most importantly, it keeps your belly in shape.